May 19, 1936

Three nice letters from Doria at Peking. She is thrilled by sight-seeing, but bored by all the "Main Street" personalities she meets. Papers carry a statement by Quezon that he has arranged with the High Commissioner for a preliminary trade conference after the election in Washington. Papers guess that (Speaker) Roxas and Alunan will be..

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May 16, 1936

Abolition of the Bureau of Non-Christian Tribes is announced pending a commission which is to be substituted. It is alleged that the Moros (and Pagans?) object to the designation! Two articles in the Press show the difficulty of running a government on Quezon's method of never consulting newspapers: (a)   Memo. by General MacArthur, in answer..

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May 13, 1936

Intense heat these days--97°-100° indoors. In the afternoon Trinidad (who is the manager of the Pampanga Sugar Co.), of whom I asked why no sugar shares were for sale, said this was the time to sell out, not buy, but shareholders expected to get all their capital back in three or four years, and a..

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March 25, 1936

Busy morning at office. Miguel Unson has seen Quezon and has received instructions that I shall work with the Government Survey Board. He came in and outlined their work. The office is at the Heacock Building, and he spends most of his time there. Is worried by the belief that insufficient revenue is obtained from..

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March 19, 1936

Arrived at Zamboanga one hour before the Mayon which brought Quezon, his daughter "Baby" and a considerable suite. Walk up to market place where Assemblyman Alano introduced Quezon who spoke in Spanish. His address was on the duties of citizenship and the relations of the provinces with the Commonwealth Government; said also that whereas in..

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December 21, 1935

Contribution to the Tribune by Pedro Abad Santos commenting on Roy Howard's article. A very shrewd analysis of the present situation. So far as Quezon is concerned, I do not really know his views of the future --I discard that part of Santos' article which deals with the working classes, for while now suffering from economic depression,..

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November 15, 1935

Inauguration of Manuel L. Quezon as President of the Philippine Commonwealth. His inaugural address was his best speech. The Secretary of War also made an admirable address. The ceremonies were perfectly carried out. The crowd was immense, but there was not much shouting. the old walls of Spanish Manila made a picturesque historical background for..

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November 11, 1935

Saw Jim Ross --full of vigour and life and apparently he has recuperated from his dreadful accident of last January in New York. He told me that the Army-Forbes forces were fighting against me as hard as ever --that Bowditch, Ermin and Weinzheimer were at it. That Ermin had said General MacArthur would quit if..

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November 4, 1935

Visit from Rafael Palma —I asked him if Osmeña was friendly to me now—he said "yes— that Osmeña had forgotten the slight resentments of 1918-20. Said Quezon doubted the loyalty of Speaker Paredes during the recent electoral campaign; that the latter was not really a coalitionist—and that Paredes would not be reelected Speaker—probably it would..

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